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Milagros Escuela, MamaArepas

Milagros Escuela is the owner of MamaArepas, along with her husband, Fidel Lozada. They have worked tirelessly to bring Venezuelan Arepas to every dining table in South Florida since 2015. Made out of corn dough, Arepa is a typical food in several Latin American countries. It is different in each region and is very important in the traditional Venezuelan cuisine.

2023 CAMEO Summit Updates | Support SB 666

In this Must Know… 2023 CAMEO Summit Join us June 7-8, 2023 at the CAMEO Summit, “Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Close the Wealth Gap.” We are working on blocking out a limited number of rooms for the Citizen Hotel, (10 minute walk). The price will be $219+tax. Details will be forthcoming next week. Other hotels nearby include: Responsible

SBA Issues Final Rules for Business Lending Programs

SBA released a final regulation to streamline and modernize 7(a) and 504 loan program regulations regarding partial changes of ownership, lending criteria, hazard insurance requirements, reconsiderations and affiliation standards. In releasing the regulation, SBA observed the need to modernize these programs to incorporate successful components of COVID era programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and

CAMEO Member CDFIs Receive Millions in Grants through Equitable Recovery Program

On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris and the Treasury Department announced that the CDFI Fund has awarded over $1.73 billion in grants to 603 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through the Equitable Recovery Program (ERP). These grants—representing the largest CDFI grant program in history – will enable hundreds of community lenders to invest in small

Jose Mendoza, FiestaBowls

FiestaBowls, located between 18th and 19th streets, is an example of the tenacity of the Mission’s business community. In challenging times, this community found ways to carry on in the pursuit of their dreams. This year, the Mexican snack business was one of the initial recipients of a loan from the Racial Equity Lens (REL) fund.